FaceOf: Nasser Al-Dawood, the undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Interior

Nasser Al-Dawood
Updated 31 May 2018

FaceOf: Nasser Al-Dawood, the undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Interior

  • Al-Dawood obtained master’s and doctorate degrees in education curriculum and teaching methods from the University of Northern Colorado
  • Al-Dawood became director general of education in Riyadh in December 1991

Nasser bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dawood, who received Moroccan Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on Thursday, is the undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior.

Al-Dawood enrolled in the faculty of Shariah at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University and received a bachelor’s degree in 1976-1977.

He joined the university as a lecturer in the faculty of social sciences in 1978. 

Al-Dawood then went to the US to obtain master’s and doctorate degrees in education curriculum and teaching methods from the University of Northern Colorado. 

After receiving his doctorate, he served as an assistant professor in the department of education at the faculty of social sciences at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in 1983.

In 1984, he became an associate professor in the department of education. He also served as dean of the faculty of social sciences of the university in 1988.

Al-Dawood became director general of education in Riyadh in December 1991, serving in the role until August 1993. 

He has been undersecretary of Riyadh since 2005, and was appointed as undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior in June 2017 while serving as a member of the Shoura Council.

King Salman issued a royal decree to appoint Al-Dawood as an adviser to the royal court. 

He was also entrusted with the job of overseeing the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Kingdom’s founding as a secretary general to the acting committee.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.